Monday, February 7, 2011

UPDATE - Feb. 14: Clowney is a Gamecock!

A week from today, on February 14, I'm hoping for the best gift ever! You probably think I'm referring to Valentine's Day. Well, that's great and all. But this year, February 14 takes on new significance because it's the day the nation's number one ranked high school football recruit plans to announce where he will attend college this fall. That top-ranked young man is Jadeveon Clowney, a defensive end from South Pointe High School in Rock Hill. Not only is he a local kid, but he's narrowed his choices down to three schools: South Carolina (my beloved Gamecocks), Alabama (roll away from here Tide), and Clemson (get your paws off).

Bypassing last week's National Signing Day, and keeping the college sports world in anticipation, Jadeveon plans to make his decision on his 18th birthday, which also happens to be Valentine's Day. The 6'6", 240-pound man-child is on the cover of the current issue of ESPN The Magazine, with labels affixed to him like "BCS-ready now," "Runs like a deer," and "Future Super Bowl MVP."

If the Gamecocks win over Jadeveon's heart next week, he would elevate us to a top-10 recruiting class, in what has already been an impressive recruiting season for the Old Ball Coach a.k.a. Steve Spurrier. This would mark the second year in a row Spurrier has landed the top player in the state--last year was running back Marcus Lattimore and you saw the awesome first season he just had--and this kid coming out of South Pointe is also the top in the nation.

Come on Cupid!


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